Well, the folks over at Salt Lake Comic Con have hit the “launch” button on this year’s Comic Con event.
Read the announcement below. The bulk of my commentary is below that.
Announcing the Salt Lake Comic Con Loyalty Launch
We are happy to announce the Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 Loyalty Launch to reward our hardcore supporters! The Loyalty Launch is an online pre-sale event for fans who have purchased tickets to previous Salt Lake Comic Con events.
These fans will be emailed a special promo code that will allow them to access the ticketing portal where Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 tickets will be available at an exclusive 30% discount. This discount will be available only during the Loyalty Launch. Tickets will go on sale to the general public in April.
The exclusive code to access the Loyalty Launch is: XXXXXXXX [I won’t give the password here. See Salt Lake Comic Con’s Facebook page for more details]
By becoming an early supporter, its much like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, you’re helping Salt Lake Comic Con become the BEST event possible. Your support helps bring top guests, features, panels and more directly to the fans — the heart of Salt Lake Comic Con. Let’s make September amazing… TOGETHER.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
Scheduled for September 24-26,2015, this will be a full-sized event compared to January’s scaled down FanX event.
I have already seen some grumbling on Facebook about ticket prices and an apparent change of the cut-off age for a child to be considered a “child” and get free admission with a paid pass. These kind of complaints will crop up every time a ticket price goes up, but I must admit that what we pay for General Admission to the Salt Lake City events is higher than what I’ve seen in Los Angeles for Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, so there may be some validity to those complaints. Granted, our event brings in more fans, but the amount of celebrities and artists seems fairly comparable.
But I’m not an accountant, so I can’t say for sure how expenses stack up.
My biggest disappointment is that they didn’t announce anyone who is appearing in conjunction with the start of ticket sales. Not a single name. Unless they’re waiting for the general sales to start in April to make those announcements, it could be considered [by some] a crap-shoot in buying a ticket during the Loyalty Launch.
But at 30% off, along with the event’s history of big name “gets,” it’s still probably a pretty safe bet that they’ll have someone for everyone.
So, I’ll give you more info as I get it, but for now, this is it.
Tune in over the coming weeks for [hopefully] more announcements of substance.
I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of people there that follow The Shadow, so if you plan to attend and want to meet up during the event, give me a holler.
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